SOL y LUNA Hiring

Student Director (SD)/Recruitment & Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) Representative

The Student Director will have oversight of SOL y LUNA’s programs and coordinators. They will work towards supporting and helping build cohesion and unity within SOL y LUNA coordinators, the SRRC, and the greater ChicanX LatinX student community at UC Davis.

The Student Director will be responsible for:

  • Providing holistic support, supervision & programmatic guidance to all SOL y LUNA coordinators and general members (i.e. Host 1 on 1 meetings with SOL y LUNA program coordinators).

  • Facilitating weekly SOL y LUNA meetings.

  • Reviewing all SOL y LUNA proposals to ensure the accuracy of funding request and alignment with SRRC values.

  • Providing continuous, ongoing evaluation of all SOL y LUNA initiatives.

  • Developing and implementing quarterly staff retreats, including a transition retreat.

  • Serving as a leader in the Chicanx Latinx Caucus.

  • Serving on the Chicanx Latinx Retention Advisory Committee (CLRAC).

  • Assisting in the planning and organization of various SOL y LUNA events/activities.

  • Attending Student Director meetings to discuss various SRRC topics.

  • Attending weekly meetings with SRRC Career Staff.

The Recruitment and Retention Organizing Committee (RROC) is the decision-making body of the Student Recruitment & Retention Center. As a RROC representative, the Student Director forms part of this governing board and holds voting privileges. RROC has oversight for all SRRC finances, SRRC operations and recruitment/retention initiatives. Furthermore, RROC provides advocacy surrounding issues of educational equity.

A RROC representative will be responsible for:

  • Promoting transparency between RROC and the SRRC staff.

  • Attend weekly RROC Board meetings to represent the Chicanx/Latinx Community.

  • Provide the Chicanx/Latinx Community with updates from the RROC Board.

  • Allocating funding to support SRRC initiatives.

  • Planning monthly staff in-service.

  • Maintaining and promoting a welcoming, inclusive environment for the overall SRRC.

  • Creating awareness to the general public of issues pertaining to your respective community.

AS a RROC representative, you will have accompanying responsibilities for one of the follow specific RROC roles:

  • Board Chair

  • Campus Community Advocacy Chair

  • Policy Chair

  • Financial Chair

  • Secretary

  • Recruitment Chair

  • Retention Chair

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator supports and helps build cohesion and unity within the volunteers, interns, SOL y LUNA coordinators, the SRRC, and the greater ChicanX LatinX student community at UC Davis.

The Administrative Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Program and event logistics such as room reservations.

  • Supporting purchase requests and submission of final expense reports.

  • Sending weekly newsletters to community members.

  • Overseeing and updating all SOL y LUNA social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) to promote events, generate publicity, and maintain the program's consistent presence over all forums.

  • Organizing and implementing the Volunteer/Internship Program.

  • Developing & coordinating Community Empowerment programs for the Chicanx/Latinx Community.

  • Serving as a core member of the Administrative Committee.

Recruitment Positions

Middle School Outreach Coordinator

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator will develop a culturally relevant, empowering, and informative outreach program for middle school students in the Woodland/Sacramento area to promote the importance of educational advancement amongst youth in the Chicanx/Latinx community.

The Middle School Outreach Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SOL y LUNA Student Director to:

    • Establish partnerships with middle school(s) that have high population of Chicanx/Latinx students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved).

    • Seek support and resources.

  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with professional staff at respective middle school sites (e.g. teachers, counselors, principal, secretary).

  • Building rapport with parents/guardians of outreach participants: creating and sending a letter about services, and offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation.

  • Establishing agreements with middle schools over the summer with assistance from a Community Advisor (MOU: Memorandum of Understanding).

  • Conducting weekly or regular middle school outreach visits to 1 or 2 middle schools with a large population of Chicanx/Latinx students.

    • Collaborating with UC Davis departments and student organizations to co-host workshops (ex: MEChA, CENSOCA, Danzantes del Alma, AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, EOP, etc.).

  • Creating a well developed syllabus for each quarter that will engage students in the SRRC's Holistic Initiatives to include cultural programming, advocacy, mentorship, and resources.

  • Providing guidance for at risk middle school students based on their individual needs.

  • Supporting students through educational advocacy.

  • Co-coordinating SOL y LUNA’s annual Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference (CLYEC) with the High School Outreach Coordinator.

  • Co-coordinating the annual SRRC Recruitment event, Aggie Senior Weekend Trip, with fellow Recruitment coordinators.

  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee.

Requirement:

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license.

High School Outreach Coordinator

The High School Outreach Coordinator will develop a culturally relevant, captivating, and informative outreach program for high school students in the local Woodland/Sacramento area.

The High School Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Community Advisor for Recruitment and the SOL y LUNA Student Director to:

    • Establish partnerships with high school(s) that have high population of Chicanx/Latinx students (consider schools where students are at-risk and underserved).

    • Seek support and resources.

  • Creating and sustaining positive working relationships with professional staff at respective high school sites (e.g. teachers, counselors, principal, secretary).

  • Building rapport with parents/guardians of outreach participants: creating and sending a letter about services, and offering a fall parent/guardian workshop/orientation.

  • Establishing agreements with middle schools over the summer with assistance from a Community Advisor (MOU: Memorandum of Understanding).

  • Conducting weekly or regular outreach visits to 1 or 2 high schools with a large population of Chicanx/Latinx students.

    • Collaborating with UC Davis departments and student organizations to co-host workshops (ex: MEChA, CENSOCA, Danzantes del Alma, AB540 & Undocumented Student Center, EOP, etc.).

  • Creating a well developed syllabus for each quarter that will engage students in the SRRC's Holistic Initiatives to include cultural programming, advocacy, mentorship, and resources.

  • Assisting high school seniors with navigating the college application process and helping students make necessary revisions to their Personal Statements.

  • Serving as the liaison for high school outreach participants to visit UC Davis.

  • Co-coordinating SOL y LUNA’s annual Chicanx/Latinx Youth Empowerment Conference (CLYEC) with the Middle School Outreach Coordinator.

  • Co-coordinating the annual SRRC Recruitment event, Aggie Senior Weekend Trip, with fellow Recruitment coordinators.

  • Serving as a core member of the SRRC's Recruitment Committee.

Requirement:

  • MUST have a valid driver’s license.

Retention Positions

Identity Development Coordinator

The Identity Development Coordinator aims to foster a sense of ChicanX/LatinX identity by discussing issues and commonly-misinterpreted topics:

The Identity Development Coordinator will be responsible for developing and coordinating retention programs and strategies in the following areas:

  • Gender & Sexuality: Supporting the Chicanx/Latinx community; facilitating spaces which are inclusive and welcoming of all identities and encouraging the understanding of multiple, intersectional identities.

  • Health & Wellness: Promoting the wellbeing of both physical and mental health; sharing health & wellness resources.

  • Community Development: coordinating large-scale community events to promote a sense of belonging and/or inform community about issues facing the Chicanx/Latinx community.

  • Cultural Identity: defining and/or deconstructing what it means to be Chicanx/Latinx at UC Davis,; focusing on intersectional and/or diasporic identities within the Chicanx/Latinx community as related to issues of educational equity.

    • Includes being intentional about centering Central American, South American, and Caribbean students.

Additionally, the Identity Development Coordinator will:

  • Work closely with the SOL y LUNA Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming).

  • Maintain relationships with other resources on campus such as Chicanx Studies, CCC Chicanx/ Latinx community Coordinator and LRCD coordinators, CASA Cuauhtemoc, LGBTQIARC, WRRC, EOP, the Chicanx Latinx Retention Initiative, etc.

  • Stay informed and connected with the Chicanx/Latinx community at large to guide programming efforts.

  • Serve as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee.

Student Academic Achievement Coordinator

The Student Achievement Coordinator aims to empower the Chicanx/Latinx community by providing resources and information to ensure the holistic achievement of Chicanx/Latinx students at UC Davis. This support comes in many forms and areas, such as the transition from high school to college, academic preparation and readiness, leadership opportunities, building professionalism to empower students to graduate from UC Davis and to successfully build a career post-graduation.

The Student Achievement Coordinator will be responsible for developing and coordinating retention programs and strategies in the following areas:

  • Academic Excellence: Working closely with CCLASS, the Chicanx Studies Department, EOP, and other partners to address any issues that may be impacting the academic success of students within the Chicanx/Latinx community.

  • Leadership Development: Coordinating and sharing leadership opportunities and resources with the community.

  • Mentorship: Coordinating SOL y LUNA’s mentorship program, F.A.M.: Familia and Mentorship Program.

  • Life After College Success: Co-hosting a Pathway to Graduate School workshop in partnership with SRRC’s GAAAP, SOL y LUNA alumni, and/or Chicanx/Latinx graduate/professional school students; organizing a workshop series for graduating seniors.

Additionally, the Student Academic Achievement Coordinator will:

  • Work closely with the SOL y LUNA Student Director and Community Advisor for Retention to develop programs (ex. Creating budgets and proposals for all events/programming).

  • Maintain relationships with other resources on campus such as Chicanx Studies, CCC Chicanx/ Latinx community Coordinator and LRCD coordinators, CASA Cuauhtemoc, LGBTQIARC, WRRC, EOP, the Chicanx Latinx Retention Initiative, etc.

  • Stay informed and connected with the Chicanx/Latinx community at large to guide programming efforts.

  • Serve as a core member of the SRRC's Retention Committee.

All staff will be responsible for:

  • Attending SRRC Spring Class and SRRC Summer Formation.

  • Attending quarterly SOL y LUNA Staff Retreats.

  • Attending weekly staff meetings, weekly or bi-weekly one-on-ones with your student director AND the Community Advisor, SRRC In Service, and any meeting depending on your position.

  • Creating a budget and proposal for each activity/event or strategy.

  • Ensuring that activities/events are catered to serve the Chicanx/Latinx community.

  • Evaluating respective programs on a regular basis and gathering feedback from your participants.

  • Representing SOL y LUNA and the SRRC professionally, as well as being able to articulate the mission and goals of both SOL y LUNA and the SRRC to staff, faculty, students, and other audiences.

  • Advocating and upholding the values of SOL y LUNA and the SRRC throughout all programs.

  • Coordinating intern and volunteer projects to provide them with valuable experience.

  • Maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA and full-time student status.

  • Working with students to holistically address their needs.

  • Supporting major community events.

  • Being active in the greater Chicanx/Latinx community to ensure that the needs of the target population are being addressed.

  • Maintaining consistent communication/correspondence with partners/collaborators as it pertains to programming efforts.

  • Assisting SOL y LUNA Staff as needed.

Note: All position descriptions are subject to change.